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Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’
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Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’

Zach Dyer - June 13, 2015

"Jurassic World," the fourth installment of Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg’s movie franchise about dinosaurs and hubris, opened in Costa Rica Thursday, but the film's dinosaurs never…

‘Dos Aguas’ stuns visually, drags dramatically
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Arts and Culture
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‘Dos Aguas’ stuns visually, drags dramatically

Robert Isenberg - May 28, 2015

In “Dos Aguas,” the brand-new film by Patricia Velázquez, three different languages are spoken: The elder caribeños speak patois, a local tourist speaks French, and everyone speaks…

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run
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Arts and Culture
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run

Michael O'Sullivan | The Washington Post - May 15, 2015

It's less irrational than it sounds that the three scarcest commodities in the post-apocalyptic world envisioned by "Mad Max: Fury Road" — gasoline, bullets and water —…

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Costa Rican prison drama ‘Presos’ to hit cinemas May 14

Robert Isenberg - April 15, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFcdWPoxEzo The name Costa Rica usually makes people think of beaches and sloths, but “Presos” has a different story to tell: “We are all prisoners,” its tagline…

Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary
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Arts and Culture
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Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary

Robert Isenberg - April 1, 2015

Many people know that honeybees are vanishing. They bring this up in conversation in the tone of an urban legend: Have you heard about this honeybee thing?…

Arts and Culture
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Genre-bending Costa Rican films receive free screenings in San José

Robert Isenberg - March 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvrpUTH3MSI The camera pans over gravestones. Ominous statues loom against a moody sky. Flecks of rain spritz past the camera. Such gothic imagery might seem normal in,…

‘Festival Under the Stars’ to screen third edition in Puntarenas
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‘Festival Under the Stars’ to screen third edition in Puntarenas

Elizabeth Lang - February 20, 2015

Film buffs and porteños, take note: This coming weekend, the year's first edition of the Festival de Cine Bajo las Estrellas will bring outdoor screenings of two Costa…

Arts and Culture
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Two human rights documentaries to screen for free this week

Robert Isenberg - February 16, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNmrP-_3kyI The title of the documentary is difficult to translate: In Spanish, it’s “Imágenes de mi Territorio Rama y Kriol.” While rama means “branch,” it is also…

Everything you wanted to know about the ‘Maikol Yordan’ movie but were afraid to ask
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Arts and Culture
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Everything you wanted to know about the ‘Maikol Yordan’ movie but were afraid to ask

Robert Isenberg - January 30, 2015

You can’t drive down a highway or visit a local movie theater without seeing a poster for “Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido.” If you’re already a fan…

Costa Rican film ‘Espejismo’ journeys into the mind
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican film ‘Espejismo’ journeys into the mind

Robert Isenberg - January 21, 2015

Daniel and Andrés have been friends since boyhood. They seem inseparable. But when the pair decide to hang out for a night of beer and billiards, Daniel…

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